Now The British Face Torture Backlash
From what I can tell, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, published some documents on his website about the UK’s torture policies. Not sure what this all means quite yet, but it doesn’t look good.
From Blair Watch:
The UK government has been quick to deny that we practice, or tolerate the practice of Torture. So it is perhaps not suprising that they are determined that you should not see the following documents:
Craig Murray was the UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, untill his complaints and protest at the use of intelligence gained by torture got too much for Jack Straw and the Foreign Office, who set about attempting to unsuccessfully smear him, and to successfully remove him from office.
The Foreign Office has had the draft of Craig’s book for clearance for over 3 months now, and they are doing everything they can to try and prevent him from publishing his side of the story. Their latest attempt to cover their own backs was to inform him, the night before Christmas Eve, that these two documents cannot be published, and that he was to return or destroy all copies immediately.
Listen, all I care about is stopping torture, especially in our name and the names of our allies. Because I truly feel that it hurts our chances to prosecute the WOT in an effective manner. I can’t believe that they wouldn’t think that, in this day and age, this information wouldn’t get out and people wouldn’t be up in arms about it.
In any event, take a look at see what you think.